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Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments: Opening Reception

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SUM Gallery

#425-268 Keefer St

(4th floor in the Sun Wah Building)

Vancouver, BC V6A1X6


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Exhibition: Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments Reincarnation of Wish Fragments 願片大量転生 (Ganhen Tairyou Tensei)

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Artists Eva Wong & Naoko Fukumaru present

Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments

SUM gallery exhibition

Runs Oct 28 - Dec 15 (Public entry to the gallery is Tue - Sat from 12 - 6pm)

Opening night reception: Oct 28 from 6pm - 8pm

We are offering entry into the exhibition opening reception in 15-minute time slots to limit capacity. This event is ASL interpreted.

Eva Wong and Naoko Fukumaru’s collaboration brings together the traditional Japanese practices of Origami and Kintsugi to tell a tale of queer transformation. This exhibit will showcase 1000 Origami butterflies, made by community members from our Butterfly Workshops, bursting out of a Kintsugi cocoon. The written wishes of our workshop participants will be hidden within the folds of each butterfly, carried away to be answered by the gods. Kintsugi, long considered a metaphor for the embracing of one’s imperfections, is the art of repairing broken pottery by mending the cracks with gold; paired with the butterfly’s story of transformation, Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments reflects themes that are common in 2SLGBTQ+ culture, especially the transgender experience.

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Organizer Queer Arts Festival/Sum Gallery

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The Pride in Art Society produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision that favours challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue,  through the Queer Arts Festival (QAF), an annual, professional, artist-run, multidisciplinary festival at the Roundhouse and at the SUM Gallery, located in the Sun Wah building in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown.


We work on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. To these host nations, we say thank you for your stewardship of this land since time immemorial. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are committed to building right relations based on respect and consent.

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